Panel 5 – Training and Skills

Thursday 16th November 2017, 3:10pm - 3:45pm GMT

Event Space, 6th Floor

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The Apprenticeship Levy is a government initiative that will be introduced in April 2017, but will only be payable by employers with a total wage bill in excess of £3 million. The Levy will pay for apprenticeships. While it’s received a mixed reception with employers, it does present a number of opportunities for SMEs who can take advantage of the funding available. Some smaller companies won’t have to contribute to the fund, but can draw from it, and take advantage of the online resources available.

This panel will discuss the key points of the new Apprenticeship Levy for SMEs, the support programmes and funding available to recruit new talent and how this and other inclusivity initiatives could lead to a more diverse work force for the animation, gaming and VFX sector.